Fort Wayne, IN --- The Komets announced their official 2013-14 opening night roster Thursday. ECHL teams can carry a maximum of 20 players on the active roster, no more than 18 of whom may be skaters, at any one time. For the first 30 days of the regular season, teams can carry a maximum of 21 players on the active roster, no more than 19 of whom may be skaters, at any one time.
Teams are permitted to carry up to two players at a time on the Reserve List, while an unlimited number of players can be placed on the 21-day Injured Reserve.
The Fort Wayne roster of 20 players includes 11 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders:
Scott Fleming, Brandon Marino, Mickey Lang, John Dunbar, Bobby Hughes, Jake Hauswirth, Matt Firman, Chris Auger, Kaleigh Schrock and Tristan King.
Simon Danis-Pepin, Nik Pokulok, Joe Hartman, Rob Kwiet, Jeremy Gates and Nick Tuzzolino.
Cody Reichard and John Muse.
Mike Vaskivuo (F)
Kyle Follmer (D)
Walleye visit for season opener-- The Komets will open the 2013-14 campaign hosting North Division rival Toledo Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum. The Komets were 4-7-0 against Toledo in 11 meetings last season. Saturday night's opener will be the first of six visits to Fort Wayne by the Walleye this season and the first of nine meetings total. It's also the only game of the season opening weekend for both clubs.
The last time the Komets opened at home against a Toledo team was in 1976 when the Komets defeated the Toledo Goaldiggers 5-2. The old time rivals have met a total of 379 times since their first meeting in 1952 while members of the International Hockey League. The Komets are 195-155-29 all-time against Toledo.
Grab your seat early-- Over 10,000 fans have witnessed each Komet home opener the past 11 seasons. Many festivities are planned prior to opening faceoff Saturday night. Ceremonies get underway at 7:30pm with the traditional introductions of Komet Legends. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the festivities. Still plenty of great seats are available.
Tickets on sale-- Komet Hockey single game tickets and season tickets for 2013-14 are on sale now. Single game tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Season tickets are on sale at the Komet office, 1010 Memorial Way, Fort Wayne. For ticket information visit komets.com or call the Komet office at 260-483-0011.
Police said a man barricaded himself inside of a home on Genessee Avenue early Sunday morning for more than two hours after threatening to commit suicide.
Detectives believe a three-year-old boy may have shot himself at a home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Police said the shooting appears to have been accidental.
There will be several holiday-themed events this weekend in the Fort Wayne area, including Christmas displays, children’s parties, visits from Santa Claus, and more.
A man is in critical condition after a stabbing early Sunday morning in Bluebird Court, off of St. Joe Road.
The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted the annual Airman of the Year Awards on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of members of the 122nd.
Saturday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Fort Wayne area veterans and their families met for a service at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to remember those who lost their lives back on December 7, 1941.
A doctor who performs abortions in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend has been asked to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
Each year, students at Taylor University attend a men's basketball game and are completely silent until the Trojans score their 10th point of the game. The game is known as "Silent Night."
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at Indiana state facilities be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A national campaign wants the NFL's Washington Redskins to change its name to not be offensive to Native Americans, and it could effect teams across the country.
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has given more than $62 million to 39 Indiana colleges and universities to increase employment opportunities for college graduates. receive
A two-car crash tied up traffic for a short time on Illinois Road at the entrance to Jefferson Pointe.
It's been a year since FBI agents and police raided several homes in Fort Wayne. The center of the investigation was Michael Fabini's home.
Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not toxic to humans or pets. Some mild side effects are possible if they are eaten.
A Fort Wayne man had the opportunity to have lunch with Nelson Mandela 20 years ago. He says the experience is something he has carried with him throughout the years.